Using Effective From Dates for Resource Rate Increase

Posted By Posted by: Dan Stopher on May 25, 2018

Many Microsoft Project users are familiar with the ability to change resources rates from an effective date. Essentially, the Resource is edited in MS Project by double-clicking on the resource and going to the Resource Information -> Costs as shown below: MS Project handles rates update using this manner nicely. For tasks that span a

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Why has my Project ID number changed?

Posted By Posted by: Peter Williams on November 8, 2017

Background It has almost been two years since Microsoft released a new feature (https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2015/12/03/3-new-enhancements-to-project-online/?eu=true) that creates a unique Project ID upon creation of each project. This allows for the Project Name to be changed whilst still maintaining a unique reference to the project. Prior to this new feature being released, other custom solutions were often

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How-To copy Excel values to a custom lookup table

Posted By Posted by: Khurram Jamshed on September 14, 2017

Creating project custom fields and lookup tables is a common activity in a life of PPM consultant. While doing this fun activity, there is often a challenge when we try to copy/paste values from Excel to a custom lookup table. This process often tries to paste all the copied values in a single cell along

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Embedding Images into a SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow

Posted By Posted by: Peter Williams on August 28, 2017

Objective Recently a client requested that their Project Server workflow, as used in Project Online, required that images be embedded into the email. These images were screenshots and are used to assist in providing instructions to end users. Background This customer was in the process of migrating from an on-premise Project Server 2010 environment to

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Introducing Microsoft PPM

Posted By Posted by: Lysa Le on August 24, 2017

At the PMO Leadership Summit 2017 in Sydney on 22-23 Aug, EPM Partners had the opportunity to briefly introduce our PPM tool of choice, Microsoft. Laith Adel, our General Manager, had the podium for a short 15 mins introducing Microsoft PPM tool from the market and functionality perspective. Did you miss out on the presentation?

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Resource Engagement using Team Planner

Posted By Posted by: Derek Halawa on July 26, 2017

Resource Management is one of the most challenging aspects for Enterprise PMOs. This is partly because it falls on the borderline between projects and operations (BAU). Effective management relies on collaboration through mature processes and tools. The size of the resource pool, the spread of skills across departments, and the constant change in demand on

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How-To Publish all projects in Project Online using PowerShell

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on July 12, 2017

I was looking for a PowerShell script to publish all projects in a Project Online instance but surprisingly (or due to lack of correct Google terms) couldn’t find one. So I ended up writing one myself and uploading it on TechNet for the rest of the world. You can directly download the script from this link: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Publish-All-Projects-in-ad8ee80e/file/174745/1/Publish_All_Projects_ProjectOnline.ps1


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Best practices to Write JavaScript for Project Online (Part 5)

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on July 4, 2017

Write values to PDP input fields  If you have followed my previous blogs, you’d know how to tap an input field value on a PDP. Once you get the hang of it, you can perform many operations like hide it, lock it, move it etc. using simple JavaScript operations. In one of my apps, I

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